Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi) - HBW 2, p. 487

French: Perdrix de Hey German: Arabisches Wüstenhuhn Spanish: Perdiz Desértica

Taxonomy: Perdix Heyi Temminck, 1825, Desert of Aqaba, Arabia.
Race intermedia sometimes included within nominate heyi. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • heyi (Temminck, 1825) - Jordan Valley S to Sinai Peninsula and through W Saudi Arabia.
  • nicolli Hartert, 1919 - N Egypt, E of R Nile, S to C Egypt.
  • cholmleyi Ogilvie Grant, 1897 - C Egypt, E of R Nile, S to N Sudan.
  • intermedia Hartert, 1917 - S Arabia, from Aden E to Muscat, Oman, and Musundam Peninsula (UAE).